Klickitat Valley Health is seeking a casual Clinical Pharmacist to join our Pharmacy department.
This casual position offers variable shifts and will be scheduled as needed to cover for vacations, leaves and high volumes. This position qualifies for an additional 15% hourly wage differential in lieu of guaranteed hours and benefits.
KVH is a rural, critical access, public hospital district located in scenic Goldendale, Washington only two hours from Portland along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge. The KVH care team of approximately 200 staff members considers it an honor to offer high quality healthcare to our friends, family and neighbors.
Goldendale, population 3,500, is nestled among the rolling Simcoe Hills with gorgeous views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, and windsurfing are world-class with the Columbia River and untouched wilderness just minutes away. Locals enjoy the cultural offerings of Hood River and Portland, as well as the dozens of wineries that dot the landscape throughout the Columbia River Gorge.
The Clinical Pharmacist plays a vital role in patient care treatment through drug therapy services provided at KVH. These services are age appropriate, for neonates, pediatric patients, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients, performed when needed through direct contact with the patient, and/or in-direct association with or in support of health care providers.
The Pharmacist Integrates the provision of pharmaceutical care with other elements of the patient care process to provide a collaborative, cooperative effort with other members of the health care team to assure optimal drug therapy outcomes. Performs all duties in a manner which align with the department and organizational mission, vision and values of Klickitat Valley Health.
• Pharmacist will demonstrate clinical competence as required by program needs
• Therapeutic Drug monitoring: Drug therapy monitoring includes an age appropriate assessment of:
•Appropriate route of administration
•Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-laboratory, or drug-disease interactions.
•Clinical and pharmacokinetic laboratory data to evaluate efficiency of drug therapy and anticipate side effects, toxicity, or adverse effects.
•Physical signs and symptoms relevant to the patients; drug therapy.
• Provides oral and written consultations on request with other health care practitioners regarding drug therapy selection and management.
• Provides age and educationally appropriate patient education and counseling on request regarding drug therapy and drug-related disease prevention
• Develops patient-specific, age appropriate, drug therapy management plans and therapy endpoints
• Documents pharmaceutical care in patient’s medical record.
• Monitors, detects, documents, reports and manages adverse drug reactions.
• Educates health care practitioner regarding drug therapy.
• Participates in drug use evaluations, quality assurance and continuous quality improvement programs.
• Participates in formulary control and maintenance.
• Responsible for the filling of all patient medication orders during assigned shift.
• Responsible for completion of all assigned work procedures during the shift without interference to quality of work performed.
• Delegates other responsibilities in order to keep patient care the number one priority.
• Regularly assists other pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as time allows and as requested.
• Responds to changes in work load as necessary. Uses time in productive manner-assists technicians & other pharmacists, restocks, cleans, orders, organizes, special projects, etc.
• Responsible for dispensing and oversight of dispensing functions.
• Responsible for accurate and efficient use of pharmacy computer systems.
• Maintains pharmacy patient profiles.
• Compounds and prepare ordered pharmaceutical as appropriate.
• IV admixtures
• Filling outpatient prescriptions as required. Pharmacy out date checks.
• Working knowledge of pharmacy equipment.
• Maintains accurate inventory and records on narcotics as required by law.
• Maintains certification and demonstrates knowledge of required safety, security and emergency programs required by department or hospital.
• Maintains clean, safe and orderly environment.
• Consistently demonstrates a high degree of accuracy with minimal risk management incidents unrelated to system problems
Minimum Education, Training & Experience (includes licenses or certifications):
• Graduate of accredited School of Pharmacy
• Current registration and license from WA State Board of Pharmacy
• BLS Certification
• Two (2) Years clinical pharmacy experience. Experience in a hospital setting is preferred.
• Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with limited supervision.
• Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
• Competent with pharmacy software and dispensing systems.
• Demonstrates knowledge of patients’ rights; universal precautions; infection prevention.
• Perform various sensory requirements such as: vision, speech, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills and hearing.
• Promote/deliver excellent customer service to both internal (patients and staff) and external customers (visitors and vendors).
• Demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, providers, volunteers and community.
• Work productively, cohesively within a team and resolve conflict/differences in a positive manner.
• Work in a stressful/demanding environment and take appropriate action to ensure quality of patient care, ability to cope with both physical and emotional demands of the job.
• Maintain a calm and composed manner in emergency/stressful situations, taking appropriate action as necessary.
• Demonstrate attention to detail, follow oral and written instructions precisely, and maintain a high degree of accuracy; risk of error could result in significant harm or loss.
• Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with ability to anticipate tasks and prioritize assignments.
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
• Experience with using everyday computer electronic tools (e.g., email, data retrieval, voicemail, and internet/intranet) as well as ability to effectively utilize an electronic medical record (EMR).
• Adaptability is essential to manage the needs of a department with unpredictable volume and resources.